Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art.
Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining Downtown has to offer.
Venues are open Friday 5-8pm unless otherwise noted.
1213 W. RAILROAD AVE.
Joanne Reeds – “A Fascination with Walks & Trails.” Music by “Lonesome” Lyle Morse. Food by Beacon Hill Bistro Buffet. 5-10pm.
KOLVA- SULLIVAN GALLERY
115 S. ADAMS ST.
“TWISTED DETAILS” It’s been 17 years since Spokane visual artists Robin Dare & Robert Kraut exhibited together. Kraut refers to his artwork as “Paintskins” – textured colorful skins of paint – showing new cast & wrapped paint art. Dare collects images from 1950 magazines – from weird machine parts to organic elements – then collages & enlarges them into detailed surreal creations.
TRACKSIDE STUDIO CERAMIC ART GALLERY
115 S. ADAMS ST.
"Look Back" Ceramic works of local art professors Mardis Nenno & Terry Gieber, April 4-30th, Reception 5-8:30pm. Celebration of friendship & fond farewell to Terry as he retires after 31 years of teaching ceramics at Gonzaga. One of the last showings of Terry’s monumental work side by side with the whimsy & whit of his friend & ours, Mardis.
ANDY’S BAR & GRILL
1401 W. 1ST AVE.
Artist Audreana Camm presents her newest series titled "nerd art, the symbolic collection." with these works she subtly references popular video games, shows, & movies, with symbols fans will recognize. These very affordable art works will be displayed for sale April 4-30.
1325 W. 1ST AVE.
Colorado brewery themed tasting. The breweries are: new planet (gluten free), great divide, oscar blues, & Avery. 5 tastings for $4. Featuring Spokane Falls artists.
RIVER CITY BREWING
121 S. CEDAR ST.
“Liquid Art” is a one-time beer made special for each First Friday. Using a special style of keg, a Firkin, they cask-condition & ferment a special beer that’s poured that day only.
GRANDE RONDE CELLARS
906 W. SECOND AVE. (across from Steam Plant)
Jami Lord, reception 5-8pm. Modern cityscape paintings, a reflection of life’s joy. Layered acrylic paint on textured surfaces to invoke depth & spaciousness. Detail is the underlying theme: in color, composition & design. Brent Edstrom Jazz Trio, 7-9pm.
PATIT CREEK CELLARS TASTING ROOM
822 W. SPRAGUE AVE. (across from Davenport)
The Global Art Project for Peace is an International Art Exchange. Participants create a work of art in any medium, expressing their vision of global peace. The art is displayed locally in each participant’s community. An international exchange results in thousands of Peace Works sent around the world at one time. The art is a gift of global friendship. Live Music, Sam Platts & The Kootenai Three, 7-9pm.
901 W. FIRST AVE.
Come in and join us at the Sapphire Lounge. Get an artistic, handcrafted cocktail, fresh-squeezed juices and delicious flatbreads. Relax and be surrounded by stained-glass art, amazing chandeliers, great music and warm, romantic vibes!
159 S. LINCOLN ST.
Whimsical, colorful art by Debbie McCulley. Imagery includes famous Martini Frogs, Party Animals & images selected for the Utility Box Beautification Program in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Also showing her popular wine cork necklaces, bottle stoppers & glass cutting boards! Yes, there are samples of Steam Plant beer!
WHITESTONE WINERY TASTING ROOM
8 N. POST ST.
Ron Criscione, performing an eclectic mix of contemporary acoustic guitar & vocals. Enjoy exclusive 100% estate red wines of Whitestone along with appetizers, live music & a raffle benefitting the Northwest Autism Center.
ARBOR CREST TASTING ROOM
808 W. MAIN AVE. (River Park Square, third level)
Judy Minter creates contemporary art pieces by applying layers of plaster, glazes, relief & typography to wood panels, gourds & photography. Known for her attention to murals & vibrant finishes to walls & furniture throughout the Northwest.
108 N POST
Thrilled to have Just Plain Darin back playing at Bistango! Happy Hour 4-6, Half off all Eats menu 5-8 & Spokane's Best Cocktails 8 years running!
BOZZI COLLECTION GALLERY
211 N. WALL ST.
Natalie Stewart-Utley’s landscape art. Gorgeous impressionistic landscape paintings of local vistas. Refreshments & cheese samples.
530 W. MAIN AVE. (Bennett Block, skywalk just east of Macy’s)
"The Photogs:Redux" annual display of a group of local photographic artists.
808 W. SPOKANE FALLS BLVD. (City Hall – Lower Level)
VERY CAREFULLY - exemplifies art by artists who work with strong attention to detail, materials, and craftsmanship. Artists Reception: 5-9pm. Exhibit thru June 27. Hank Chiappetta, Deer Park, creates woodcarvings that tell stories--self-taught artist who works almost entirely with hand tools. Sarah Fagan, Portland, Oregon, makes beautifully rendered paintings of everyday objects. Patty Franklin, Woodinville, creates mostly 3-D mosaic sculptures and mosaic relief panels with narrative elements, assembling materials that run the gamut of trash to gold – always keeping the primary ingredient glass. Rik Nelson, Liberty Lake, creates beautiful objects that use recycled or upcycled materials – like tin cans, soda and beer containers, popcorn tins, tea tins, cookie tins, and a host of plastic containers – with subjects like fish, birds and other creatures from “Small Pond.”
516 W. RIVERSIDE AVE.
Soul Searching - Spokane artist Kim Powers works in abstract, using oils, fabric, & natural objects to create rich 3-D images full of layering & colors. Her father, well known architect Bruce Walker, raised her to appreciate & integrate design, color & shape.
RIVER PARK SQUARE
808 W. MAIN AVE.
First Night Rising Stars, 5:30-7:30pm. Kress Gallery 3rd Floor, (Behind Food Court): Ink Flow – Suminagashi. Artists Olivia Waterman & Keiko Von Holt provide beautiful Sumi-e painting & calligraphy art. Food Court 3rd Floor: Spokane Taiko. Enjoy the primal beat & pulse of traditional Taiko drumming & music.
NECTAR TASTING ROOM
120 N. STEVEN ST. (Corner of Main & Steven)
Noted wine & travel photographer Richard Duval’s new fine art series “Metal Impressions.” Stunning photographs of vineyards & some travel images, fine art enlargements on metal media as limited edition prints. Musicians Karrie O’Neill & winemaker Bob Delf of Northwest Cellars. Open until 10. Now serving food.
502 W RIVERSIDE AVE.
Kirsten Stobie’s art & serving light hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer, 5:30-8pm. Voted Spokane’s best artist in the Inlander’s Best Of series.
STEELHEAD BAR & GRILLE
218 N. HOWARD ST.
Gary Gardner’s series of prints was taken over the last three years in Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Arkansas, & Louisiana, for an upcoming book called “Ghosts of the Road.”
402 W. MAIN AVE. (Liberty Building)
7-8:45pm, 3 Minute Mic: An Open Mic Poetry Event. Chris Cook is back to lead the ruckus! Guest poet James Hunter. Plus several winners of the Spokesman-Review's Limerick Contest! Remember, you can read your own poem, someone else's poem OR just come & support those who do.
EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS
331 W. MAIN AVE.
JKay Borland shows her wonderfully vibrant paintings of snakes & bugs. JKay captures the unexpected beauty of these creatures on canvas.
HILLS’ RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
401 W. MAIN AVE.
Madeline McNeill appearing 6-8pm.
LEFTBANK WINE BAR
108 N. WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 105
Whimsical, Leather Masks created by Artist Annie Libertini & Abstract, Acrylic Paintings by Artist Jennifer Quick. Music provided by Carey Brazil & Jay Condiotti & wines from South America. A First Friday Trifecta!
LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES NW
210 W. SPRAGUE AVE.
Join us for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Art from survivors aids understanding of their experience & empowers awareness. Discover how you can BE THE SOLUTION throughout the month & beyond. Some snacks provided. LCSNW is the sexual assault & family trauma response center & houses the crime victim's service center with 24-hr Crisis Line at 509-624-7273.
POTTERY PLACE PLUS
203 N. WASHINGTON ST. (main floor of Auntie’s)
“Twice The Beauty” Nora Egger paints the peacefullness of rolling hills & the pastels of sagebrush & sand that she saw everyday growing up near the mighty Columbia River. Leslie Ahrens uses a potpourri of techniques to create raku, stoneware & porcelain fired vases, wall hangings & wall pockets. Her latest creations include sculpted masks.Come meet both artists, 5-9pm.
SANTÉ RESTAURANT & CHARCUTERIE
404 W. MAIN AVE.
Artist Katrina Brennan featuring her Blue Man Musical in the restaurant & Buffalo Series in the Butcher Bar.
1017 W. 1ST AVE.
PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, MIXED MEDIA, MUSIC
Dario Ré divides time between Spokane & home-away-from-home Montréal. Showcasing over 30 paintings, drawings & mixed media works. Local singer-songwriter Dirk Lind, 5-7:30pm. 8pm features the indie project, Adam Price; newgrass sensation from Bellingham, Polecat; & a collaboration project between Dario, a singer-songwriter; Phil Pintor, regionally acclaimed violinist; & Jackson Cate from Nude Pop. 5pm–12am. All-ages, all night. Free until 8pm. Beer & wine available. $10 cover.
621 W. MALLON (FLOUR MILL)
Come enjoy chocolate, cheese & wine! Artist Tom Quinn works mostly in acrylic & oil with hard edges, intense colors, & finicky detail. Showing what's absurd but not impossible, to take the ordinary out of context, & to turn the familiar into strange. Music by Chelsey Heidenreich.
Pavilion attractions, Spokane Falls Skyride, Carrousel, Tour Train & IMAX Theatre are open for Spring Break thru April 13th. For hours & other park info, visit spokaneriverfrontpark.com
608 W. 2ND AVE.
4-9pm, enjoy current wine releases. In honor of breast cancer awareness & the upcoming Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, get 10% off any purchase if you wear any Komen race shirt to Barili during April. Two artists from Manic Moon & More join together for a single show: Linda Malcolm brings mixed media collages & mosaics, while Gina Corkery displays watercolor & mixed media pieces.
CALAMITY JANE’S BOUTIQUE
303 W. 2ND. AVE.
Local photographer Jennifer DeBarros is inspired by moments that are lost to memory. 5-7pm with light refreshments. Her photography documents life’s grand details that can be forgotten & her masterful work captures everyday beauty to be treasured a lifetime.
176 S. HOWARD ST., SUITE A
Trunk show with local silver artisan jewelry from Kris Howell of Minutia & Karen Ciaffa of Stone Circle Studio. Time to update your spring jewelry collection with styles that express your unique personality.
174 S Howard St
Jon Faulks, acrylic & oil on wood in the Gellhorn Gallery. Tony Boccaccio, Amazon expedition photographs in the Street Level Gallery. Music by Karen McCormick.
164 S. WASHINGTON AVE., STE. 300
Garric Simonsen's lines on wood & encaustic panels display both deliberate & gestural expressions of line, color, shape & texture, often revealing traces of earlier process stages.
nYne BAR & BISTRO
232 W SPRAGUE AVE.
Mason Sutter is a Spokane native & can usually be found along the river or up on Mt Spokane, but never without his old minolta film camera. A collection of 35mm photographs taken in & around the Inland NW. Dan Conrad is also playing.
ROBERT KARL CELLARS
115 W. PACIFIC AVE., Historic Warehouse District (aka SODO)
Enjoy abstract art by Donna Preston, oil on canvas with an esoteric “vibe.” Wine by the glass or bottle.
ROCKET BAKERY HOLLEY MASON
157 S. HOWARD ST.
Spokane's very own Aimee Skaer displays her beautiful canvas artwork, 4-8pm. Guitarist Jason Oakes provides an enjoyable coffeehouse acoustic set, 6-8pm.
39 W. PACIFIC AVE.
A timeless evening of viewing original art created for kids. Enjoy Kari Marguerite’s sultry voice, along with classic award-winning wines. Original, unique & fabulous clocks. Fundraising event for CASA casaforchildren.org. Judged & displayed thru April 25th for the live & silent auction with KZZU Molly Allen as guest MC.
KIRISHIAN’S IMPORTED RUG CO.
220 E. 2ND AVE.
Imported, one-of-a-kind, hand-knotted rugs from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India & Nepal. Refreshments & appetizers served 5-8:30pm. Come see & learn more about these works of “Art for the Floor.”
SARANAC ART PROJECTS
25 W. MAIN AVE.
Two exhibits: “Fresh,” college faculty invitational & new work by Nancy Hathaway.
Influencing future art & artists throughout the region, area faculty featured in “Fresh,” an invitational exhibition. In the smaller gallery, member artist Nancy Hathaway exhibits new work.
V du V WINERY
12 S. SCOTT ST.
Featuring artwork by Hara Allison and music by house band Crushpad this Friday. Don’t miss out!
* Located in the Davenport District
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